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Hounslow diabetes/cardiovascular meeting Tuesday May 29

Discussion in 'Diabetes Events' started by IanD, May 15, 2012.

  1. ladybird64

    ladybird64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant stuff lads, well done Ian. I don't count myself as a low carber (you may have noticed!) but firmly believe that the options should be taken on board by DUK, I think their dietary advice is biased and unrealistic..not to mention dangerous.

    I am in London but miles away from Hounslow, unfortunately personal circumstances limit how much I can get out and about. I went along to a combined DUk event with..erm..I have forgotten but posted on it and in the main, it was enjoyable.

    Thing is, I don't feel comfortable complaining about something and then doing nothing to try and influence a change in outlook, the more of us that can get along to DUK events the better. Not just to spread the message that things need to change but to meet others and see how they feel and swap stories. It's good to have support. :)

    If there is another South London event I will go..if it is advertised here of course. :D
     
  2. Anonymous

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    Maybe one day we'll be confident enough as a group to stage our own event
     
  3. borofergie

    borofergie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd be up for that...
     
  4. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was persuaded to try low carb by a T1 contributing to this forum - Fergus (come back, we miss you)

    His experience was published in the late lamented "Sweet" magazine. The article & my follow up letter are on the forum.

    Despite the comments last night, T1s could usefully try low carb.
     
  5. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is my talk - about 25 minutes.

     
  6. borofergie

    borofergie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ian, why don't you send it to "Sweet magazine" as a low-carb success case-study. After all, they did publish Fergus' story (with a "don't try this at home disclaimer"). I could see that many of the people who attended the meeting were inspired by your story.
     
  7. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    You'd have a hard job.....it went out with a bang around 2 years back!
     
  8. borofergie

    borofergie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's good to hear. The Market obviously voted.
     
  9. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    I don't know it was a good read, I think the reason why it ceased production was due to lack of advertising.
     
  10. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I stopped buying it with the Christmas edition - with sugary mince pies on the cover :(

    I wonder if Balance would be interested ...?
     
  11. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    An email from the secretary of the group. The attachments were my presentation notes & the Swedish study.
    Thanks, Jasbir.

     
  12. catza

    catza Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you did an extremely good job Ian. :thumbup:
     
  13. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I contacted DUK to discuss my experience, but the lady who spoke at our meeting, & to whom I gave a copy of my talk, wasn't available, & hasn't responded to my messages on her answerphone. I was passed on to Careline & she told me I needed carbs. "Perhaps my health improvement by cutting out the obvious carbs was because I suddenly became wheat intolerant#." She did suggest I write to the research dept, so I did.

    The reply quoted the links I quoted to them. There may be perhaps a glimmer of hope on the far horizon:
    Or perhaps it's a mirage - the Careline team haven't been told.

    # Obviously I am, because of diabetes, but not in the coeliac sense.
    $ I have no intention of joining a diabetic naturist group.
     
  14. Anonymous

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    [quote="IanD" I was passed on to Careline & she told me I needed carbs. [/quote]

    Well done for continuing to persevere, you have more patience than I think I could manage.
     
  15. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Updated because I met someone today & he said he would look at the forum.
     
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